|Author:||Vermillion, D. I. ; Ostrom, E. ; Yoder, R.|
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This chapter depicts the future challenges facing Asian irrigation and irrigated agriculture. It summarizes the main challenges as: the rising competition for water; increasing economic and resource integration; and the need to increase and sustain water productivity of agriculture. Various policy and institutional support options are suggested, such as improving the accountability of service provision in irrigation systems through full devolution of management authority; paying for service arrangements; new farmer-driven extension and support systems; exploiting opportunities for cooperative agro-business and marketing; and representation of water users' associations at the level of governing or consultative councils in river basins.
accountability, agricultural policy, decentralization,institutions, irrigated farming, irrigation, productivity, watermanagement, water policy, water use, Asia, water resource management,watering, Agencies and Organizations (DD100), Agricultural Economics(EE110), Natural Resource Economics (EE115) (New March 2000), Policy andPlanning (EE120), Soil Water Management (Irrigation and Drainage)(JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management], WaterResources (PP200)